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You know what Microsoft doesn’t get? — For one thing, the Internet.

Microsoft doesn’t control it. What it used to be able to do in the dark now falls out of its noxious bag of tricks into the Internet’s bright light, stage front and center. And there stands Microsoft in the spotlight, with its pants down, and let me tell you, it’s not a pretty sight.

Take the failed patent hustle of a couple of days ago, apparently maneuvering to enable proxy patent trolls to sue Linux. The idea, I gather, was to damage Linux, but without any way to trace it back to Microsoft. Thank you OIN and AST for foiling the plan. And by the way, are courts supposed to be used like this, to attack the competition? The court system is designed for adjudicating conflicts that are real. If you get damaged, you can go to court and try to be made whole. And so far as I know, there is no definition of abuse of monopoly that would exclude what just happened from being part of what antitrust law covers.

Then there is the hypocrisy factor. Ironically, Microsoft’s lead attorney in the i4i patent litigation was sanctioned by the judge in the Memorandum and Order because he persistently argued to the jury that patent trolls shouldn’t be allowed to seek money damages. And yet, out in the back, behind the garage, so to speak, it’s “Psst… trolls, wanna buy a patent?”

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3 Responses

  1. Why are you uncomfortable?
    Because its not english?
    What does ‘my’ mean in other languages?
    Seems to me that anyone that is just even a bit aware of american war crimes (35 bombed countries since WW2 isnt exactly mother theresa), knows that My Lai massacre where americans soldiers killed women, children, elderly while raping, torturing and mutilating them.
    How about we leave MY out of it, ok?

    Let me guess… Ubuntu too foreign sounding for you as well?

    Knowing the mandriva/mandrake history, Mageia is a beautiful name that fits in perfectly with its history. Tell me that you at least took 3 secs to find out what the name meant? Hint, its greek.

    >There were no new ideas.
    Really?
    Best KDE distro this side of PCLinux?
    Ok, you seem to know so much.

    > They could have done what Steve Jobs did with >Apple,

    WTF does this even mean?
    Just a non sequitur you throw like manure and hope the stink doesnt suffocate us?

    This is a shame because at best Mageia will have problems matching PCLinuxOS which is a gem.
    It will never be able to be more than PCLOS.

    Once the egos are soothed and new owners come in, lets hope that both groups can come to work together because they both need each other and could prosper as two different entities (OpenSuse is a joke since it has Novell employees on board, the name and logo arent the communities but belong the companys).
    Without a strong commmunity w/ distro, Mandriva will perish and without a Canonical to deal with business, Mageia will never be able to be more than a nice little distro. Like PCLINUXOS.. not taht there is anything wrong with that.

    1. Very few outside of the PCLinuxOS fanboy club actually think that it is a “gem,” but that’s a completely different topic. some of which has been discussed at length here.

      Since you so profoundly disagree with my take on Mandriva’s management, take a few moments to read this:

      1. I don’t trust Mandriva existing and coming management, neither investors. Years spent over there as an employee, seeing things from the inside taught me that this company is, sadly, structurally broken, from the very top (investors) down to management and its practices – and for quite some time. Fixing it is an option, although very costly and requiring exceptionnal skills and commitment from management; I don’t see this over there at this time.

      2. Mandriva plans are non-existent at this time to me (yesterday’s blog post is empty to me).

      Otherwise, wonder why would we have started this fork?

      This is my personal point of view and I encourage other people involving themselves into Mageia to be true to themselves and speak up, in one way or the other. And, I am in no way critical to this project now, even by being in the “launch” team. And provided an independant, not-for-profit, community driven structure is set up to drive the project and keeps control out of the hands of one single company, I’m happy to leave.

      I just won’t welcome a Mandriva person into the first board at least. That won’t prevent Mandriva developers to contribute or even use Mageia projects.

      Then, after some time, if Mandriva plans and behaviour confirm themselves, consolid and seem to match our roadmap and values, sure, we will welcome collaborators and share the fun – that’s what collaboration is about.

      Collaboration requires trust. Mandriva (as a company, as a structure, as a project) does not have my trust anymore. Or prove me wrong (you’d
      have a hard time). But that’s just me.

      Btw, that is the full text of an email message from a former Mandriva employee posted on the new Mageia discussion mailing list. Funny how his first-hand view of Mandriva’s management closely matches mine.

  2. Well, MyLinux would be a violation of the trademark of Linux Foundation, I fear. And I think the old mandrakesoft vs hearst story was a good reason to avoid doing the same error twice ( since I was one of those who had to decide on the name, I can ensure this was a criteria used to reject a name )

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